If it weren*t a bit too long the title of this article would have been How Christians Make Themselves Miserable.
The first answer is that they do not seek the Lord*s will first. They do not put Him first. They depend upon their own strength and wisdom. They sin. They do not forsake their sin. They do not confess their sin. They do not pray. They do not study the Bible. They do not permit the Lord to correct them. They do not regularly attend a Biblical church. They reject Godly counsel. They ignore and dull their conscience. They walk in the flesh. They do not think about the Lord. And then they wonder why they are miserable. I have been there.
Matthew 6:33: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Psalms 42:11: Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
Proverbs 3:5: Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Proverbs 13:15: Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.
Proverbs 14:12: There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Job 5:17: Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
Hebrews 12:11: Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
Isaiah 26:3: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
1 John 5:3: For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
Deuteronomy 4:40: Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.
Matthew 6:10b: . . . Thy will be done in earth, (and in my life) as it is in heaven.
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